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Old 06-09-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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yobinkley HB User
sun mustache

I have recently noticed that when I am in the sun, the skin above my upper lip browns darker than the rest of the skin on my face. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what have you done about it?

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Old 06-10-2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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sons2 HB User
Re: sun mustache

This has recently happened to me

I know it's not the hair on my upper lip, it's still blond. I have no clue what to do.....sorry, here I thought I was the only one

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Old 06-11-2006, 08:48 PM   #3
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Re: sun mustache

Good timing- I just read in the May issue of Health that dark spots on the face (including upper lip) are common in women who are either pregnant or on birth control (which includes me). The article says that the spots tend to get darker with exposure to sun. It also said that the spots usually fade with decreased exposure to sun, discontinued use of birth control, or when you are no longer pregnant... but they do not always fade. If they do not fade, apparently there are lotions that you can get at drug stores to lighten dark spots on your skin. There are also some prescription medications that can help.

Old 06-14-2006, 12:11 PM   #4
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Re: sun mustache

I believe that it's called melasma. My dermotologist gave me a cream for it last year, but it didn't help much. When I see her again in July, I'll try for something else. I hate the way it looks. I'm also not pregnant or on the pill.

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